London fire: A massive blaze rips through the city in the summer’s second Elephant and Castle conflagration.
A BUILING near Elephant and Castle has been observed spewing plumes of smoke.
A fire has erupted in downtown London, and people have flocked to social media to film it. Near Elephant Park in south London, thick black smoke can be seen pouring out of a building. Bright red flames tear across what seems to be a construction site in one video shared on social media.
Three fire engines are said to have rushed to the construction site to put out the fire.
The fire activated smoke alarms in surrounding buildings, and cameras showed workers fleeing the scene.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) reported 14 reports concerning the blaze, which they stated is now under control.
“We took 14 calls to this extremely evident fire in #ElephantandCastle,” they wrote on Twitter.
“The fire started on a construction site and was quickly extinguished.”
It comes only a few weeks after a massive fire broke out at Elephant and Castle station on June 29.
A total of 100 firefighters were dispatched to put out the fire, which was started by an electrical automobile malfunction.
More than 600 people were evacuated from the vicinity, and trains were halted.
According to LBF, the blaze entirely damaged three business buildings beneath the railway arches.
They also verified that six persons required medical attention.